|The House of Dust: A Symphony - Conrad Aiken|
LibriVox recording of The House of Dust: A Symphony by Conrad Aiken. Read in English by ExpatriateThe House of Dust is a poem written in the four-movement format of a classical symphony. Hauntingly beautiful despite its bleak post-World War I depictions of human mortality and loss, the poem develops its movements around central images such as Japanese ukiyo-e ("floating world") woodblock prints, touching the reader's senses with endlessly evocative allusions to wind, sea, and weather...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; psychology; symbolism; post world war i poetry; imagism